Slowing Down


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There is so much advise today on wellness that it can easily be overwhelming. If I can summarize it: stick to the basics. Simple is best and quite honestly can be the most invigorating strategies you can rely on at any given time. Now that the weather is changing, open your windows and get some fresh air and sunshine. The benefits fo fresh air and sunshine on your emotional well being can be profound. Keep your body in motion by committing to daily movement. By keeping your body active throughout your day you can prevent any build up of emotion, tension, etc. Want to combine all three? Go for a walk during your lunch break! I realize that this next suggestion might be a difficult one for many but rest, and getting a good night’s sleep. There are many people who are drained physically and emotionally and it results from sleep deprivation. This may require changing your sleep routine and other habits that may interfere with your rest. However, the benefits of a good night’s sleep cannot be minimized. In summary, investing in your well being must be a priority for you. Wellness can vary and the concept of “self-care” can be redefined to mean and include strategies that will recharge and invigorate you. These strategies are not limited to spa days, vacations, or the occasional mental health day but rather a style of living that best suits you and improves your quality of living. If you are looking for a quality read,  I recommend Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World Brooke Mcalary as a wonderful resource. If you are unsure where to start I would suggest taking an inventory of your priorities and your current lifestyle. Are these aligned? If not what simple actions can you take to get you where you desire?

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